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Volkswagen Arteon vs. Audi A6

In comparing the Volkswagen Arteon to the Audi A6, the Volkswagen Arteon has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Audi A6 has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Arteon versus the Audi A6, the Volkswagen Arteon is a better car than the Audi A6.

Volkswagen Arteon versus Audi A6 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volkswagen Arteon ranges from $26,671 to $37,987 while a used Audi A6 from the same model year range is priced between $35,992 to $52,995. For a new model, the Volkswagen Arteon's price is between $41,915 and $51,698, with the Audi A6 priced between $60,183 and $74,887.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Arteon’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the Audi A6 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The Arteon is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. The A6 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 598 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Audi A6 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Volkswagen Arteon has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Audi A6 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi A6 has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Volkswagen Arteon’s Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Volkswagen Arteon

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,915 - $51,698

Used Asking Price:

$26,671 - $37,987

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$60,183 - $74,887

Used Asking Price:

$35,992 - $52,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 13
13 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 29
5 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SEL R-Line 4Motion, SE R-Line, SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion

Trim Levels

quattro Premium Plus 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 55 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 55 TFSI, quattro Prestige 55 TFSI, quattro Premium 45 TFSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 5350 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.082 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

435 / 574 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

463 / 598 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.7 inches

Cargo Space:

27.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

95.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3677 lbs

Width:

73.7 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

191.5 inches

Wheelbase:

111.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4101 lbs

Width:

83.1 inches

Height:

57.4 inches

Length:

194.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R19